We all know that horses are strong animals, not for nothing but due to the fact that we've used them for both transport and labour for over thousands of years. Even amongst their own kind, there are a few selected horse breeds, which truly stand out for their sheer power.
The mustang breed is native to the Western part of the United States of America and is known for its wild and hard to control nature. Mustangs have a muscular build and usually weigh around 700 to 800 pounds.
Also commonly known as the Suffolk punch, the Suffolk horse is one of the heaviest draught horses in the world. These kinds of horses are capable of pulling extremely heavy loads over long periods of time. Suffolk horses have a short neck, compact muscular bodies and are gentle in nature. Suffolk horses can weigh 2,200 pounds.
Weighing in at up to 1,000 pounds and originating from the Arabian peninsula, the powerful Arabian horse has a very striking look, and is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world. Even though its sleek long legs don't exactly scream power, these horses are actually extremely strong and especially well known for their stamina. In fact, the Arabian is well known for its power, that it's been used to improve other breeds.
American cream draft horse:
Draft horses, also known as draught horses in the United Kingdom, are large horses bred to be a working animal.
Up a weight class, we have the Percheron, which can weigh up to a whopping 2,600 pounds. Originating from the Huson river valley of France, this is one of the most powerful draft horse breeds in the world today. Usually gray or black in colour, percherons are well muscled and known for their intelligence and willingness to work.
Yet another massively built horse in the Shire horse, some of these horses have held world records for being the largest and tallest horses at one point or another. With their shiny dark coats and prominently white feathered hooves, these horses are just as beautiful as they are strong. This draft horse can grow up to 2,500 pounds in weight.
Commonly known as the Netherlands truck part, the Dutch draft is a Dutch and dutiful draught horse and while at 1,600 pounds, is not quite as heavy as some other drafts, this little pony packs a serious punch. These strong horses have common temperament and have good stamina.
American quarter horse:
American quarter horses are known as the sprinters of the horse world. At only 1,200 pounds, this is the lightest horse in today's list, but its powers are nothing to be joked with. The quarter horse was named after its ability to outrun any other horse breed in races of a quarter mile or less.
Clydesdale horses are one of the tallest horse breeds in the world. Enormous in size, these draft horses can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and are very gentle in nature.
While these horses are known for their stamina, they are also one of the most gentle giants in nature.
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